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15 Classical Paintings As Beautiful Gifs

Courtesy of artist Rino Stefanota Gliafierro.

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The process took about five years, Gliafierro told BuzzFeed. "Before I developed the pictures through a photo editing software, then I animated and edited, and then I went to work the sound designer Enrico Ascoli who was in charge of 'audio'." The gifs are part of the resulting short film Beauty.

1. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Incoronazione di spine

2. Tiziano – Venere di Urbino

3. Hugues Merle – Mary Magdalene in the Cave

4. William Adolphe Bouguereau – Dante And Virgil In Hell

5. Luis Ricardo Falero – Witches going to their Sabbath

6. Jules Joseph Lefebvre – La Cigale

7. Jacques-Luois David – Accademia (o Patroclo)

8. Luis Ricardo Falero – Faust’s Dream

9. Luis Ricardo Falero – Reclining Nude

10. Herbert Draper – The Lament for Icarus

11. Jan Lievens – A young girl

12. William Adolphe Bouguereau – Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Gardner

13. William Adolphe Bouguereau – Little Girl with a Bouquet

14. William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Birth of Venus

15. William Adolphe Bouguereau – Invation